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Old 01-28-2014, 09:41 AM   #69
High Country Herb
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Joined: Apr 2011
Location: Western Sierras
Oddometer: 9,131
I rode an early 80s Honda Interceptor 1000 that seemed to resist turning. It was a heavy beast of a bike, with plenty of power, and felt like it wanted to stand up under acceleration. At the time, I was about 175 lbs. The owner of the bike was a smaller guy, at about 150 lbs. He said the key was to just throw all your weight into the handlebars as if you were trying to low side it, all the while keeping the throttle pinned.

He was a mad man on a sport bike, and died as such. None of us were surprised, but it still hurt to lose a childhood friend like that. (t-boned a car at 100 mph +)

On the flip side, mt Dorsoduro seems to anticipate turns. If anything the handlebars seem to turn too much by themselves.
2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 (adventurized):
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